St Thomas' Church Philadelphia

St Thomas’ Church Philadelphia has both paid and volunteer leaders. The paid staff team oversee the central running of the church and ministries and work closely with a significant team of volunteer leaders.

Most people’s first point of contact with our church might be through a community (we call them missional communities) which are led by a large number of volunteers. You can see many of these group leaders by clicking here.

Revd. Nick and Marjorie Allan

The Allans jointly lead St Thomas’ Philadelphia. They set vision and head the leadership team. Both are passionate about being and producing radical disciples of Jesus. Their heart is to see lost people found by their heavenly father and loved into life in all its fullness. They love to preach and mentor others and always personally to aim to live as Jesus did. Nick is an ordained Baptist Minister. Previously they led the King’s Centre Church in Sheffield, before which Nick worked in Marketing and Marjorie was a linguist. Nick loves football, reading, hill walking and good coffee. Marjorie loves keeping fit, reading and chatting to friends. They have 3 children under 10 = busy!

Communities & Training Leadership Team 


Revd. Mike Rutter
Anglican Mission Priest

Rich Atkinson
NCS leadership

Revd. Dan Brown
Youth & Children,
Anglican Curate

Andy Niblock
Restore Ministries

Andrew Buckley


Azam & Karim Novi

Farsi Community Leaders

Toby & Hannah Butler

Young Adults 

Church Board of Trustees

Accountability is a high value for us so our paid leaders work in close conjunction with our church wardens who are mature Christians drawn from within the body that help shape vision and direction and hold our staff team accountable.


Church Council

The Church Council is a significant group. It is selected by and from our group of key leaders from across each of the three church bases. It represents the wider body of the church in shaping the church's vision, direction and action as well as offering accountability and support to our senior leaders. It meets 6 times a year for interactive discussion (3 times from a Philadelphia perspective and 3 times as a whole church), honest opinion and prayerful response to the many opportunities and challenges of our growing church.

Bek Yip Katie Hardy    Nick Fardon
Simon Oliver Tim Armstrong